Scotland

Scotland's papers: UKIP 'bust-up' and 'Gers' star grounded

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One in three Labour voters in Scotland favour a deal with the SNP if it helps keep the Conservatives out of power at Westminster, a new survey has revealed, according to The Herald.

Meanwhile, The National claims people who march for Scottish independence in Glasgow will be treated in the same way as those who take part in SDL protests and Orange walks over risks to public safety.

A controversial gas extraction technique that could be used to exploit fossil fuels trapped beneath the Firth of Forth has been banned in Scotland, reports The Scotsman.

The Times Scotland says gambling companies face a ban on TV advertising during the day under a crackdown on the betting industry.

Like most of Friday's papers, the i features a picture of an unconscious Steven Woolfe lying on the floor of the European Parliament. The paper reports how the UKIP leadership hopeful is recovering in hospital after collapsing following an "altercation" with a fellow MEP.

Under the headline Out For The Count, the Scottish Daily Mail features an interview with the politician and says he had two seizures following the incident between himself and UKIP colleague Mike Hookem.

The Scottish Daily Express writes that Mr Woolfe was initially treated by medics in the parliament before being transferred to hospital, where he was later visited by interim party leader Nigel Farage.

The Daily Record reports how the "altercation" apparently began after former barrister Mr Woolfe admitted that he had considered defecting to the Conservatives.

In other news, Fernando Ricksen was "banned" from flying for being too ill, according to The Scottish Sun. The paper says the former Rangers player was grounded by KLM over fears his motor neurone disease would stop him operating a seatbelt.

The Daily Star of Scotland claims that "worried" Jamie Redknapp has been contacting wife Louise every hour of the day because he's terrified by the "Strictly curse".

Controversial plans to build a new £150m incinerator in Aberdeen have been approved by city councillors, reports the Press and Journal.

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